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Sun Microsystems Introduces Its First-Ever Laptop

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Unread postby cryz » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:12 pm

AWESOME!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks, thanks thanks! voidfoo :D
It's the best i heard in this last time!
...even,i was waiting for Apple's unveils the new powerbook G5... and then... they show me a complete different reality...

My congratulation to SUN MICROSYSTEMS.
.. i want one of those...how much it hurts?
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A little late to the game.

Unread postby senator » Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:57 pm

Sun is about a 15 years late to the party. I have an RDI Britelite which is a SPARC IPX with Weitek FPU. The Tadpoles were and are nice as well. Its' just amazing that it took Sun this long to try it themselves.

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:09 pm

cryz wrote:how much it hurts?

About $3400,-

Also, the laptop in the linked article says "tadpole" on the screen, so SUN may have OEM-ed it from them. Of course, Tadpole has been making sparc laptops for quite a while...
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Unread postby cryz » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:52 pm

gee... i didn't even know this company... such a shame :oops:
But they have one with DUAL PROCESSORS :D
http://www.tadpolecomputer.com/html/pro ... frog-dual/

... i need to found some retailer here in my country...
An interesting tought... may someone knows if its posibble run irix on it?
(i know, lack of drivers etc etc but...) :roll:
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:29 pm

Nice stuff. If I had the money, damn right I'd go for it. Solaris has the blastwave community packages, that's like nekoware for them people. Sweet stuff.
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Unread postby voth » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:14 pm

Still kind of pricey for a laptop even it does run Solaris.

Off-topic: I did notice that some of those models offered by Tadpole look a lot like Sony and IBM knock-offs, not like that matters.

I would rather spend the money on a overpriced 17" Apple or on an well configured 15" Powerbook.

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NOTEBOOK INDY 96?

Unread postby cryz » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:10 pm

TELL ME THAT I'M DREAMING:

... a friend of mine tells me thad SILICON GRAPHICS in the 1996 made a limited edition of NOTEBOOKS INDY for the making of TWISTER...

is that true? :shock:
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Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:14 pm

No, the laptops in Twister were mockups - there's more info in this thread (including an article link):

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Unread postby frood » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:23 am

Didn't they make an O2 laptop though? With some weird keyboard or something as I remember...

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Unread postby zafunk » Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:28 am

frood wrote:Didn't they make an O2 laptop though? With some weird keyboard or something as I remember...


http://jumboprawn.net/jesse/projs/laptop.html

I don't think this was ever a production machine.

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Unread postby MPU » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:50 pm

This had me really excited when I saw it on Slashdot.

I keep praying that Sun doesn't just become an outlet to get new JVM's every few months.

Its a tragedy that they don't pursue the CPU R&D like they used to.

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Unread postby LaLora » Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:37 pm

But they have one with DUAL PROCESSORS


I contacted them somewhere around New Year and they said dual-cpu Bullfrog is $35000 in the US
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Unread postby voth » Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:04 pm

LaLora wrote:
But they have one with DUAL PROCESSORS


I contected them somewhere around New Year and they said dual-cpu Bullfrog is $35000 in the US


I think I just made a mess in my pants...$35K for a laptop, someone has got to be smoking the wacky tobacco.

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Unread postby LaLora » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:43 am

..but that's not even close to another UNIX/RISC laptop manufacturer - the dual CPU Bullfrog is at least the fastet laptop in the world and with it you have a full 64-bit parallel processing capibility but after they gave me the price I searched around for other UNIX/RISC laptops and came across a small company named "Signal computers" that manufactures PA-RISC/HP-UX laptops and they wanted - **now hold your breath** - $12000 for a single 32-bit 160MHz PA-RISC CPU laptop configuration :!: :roll:
Thankfully, someone else on this forum had one used for sale for more reasonable price..


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